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      01-18-2013, 12:07 AM   #2087
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Originally Posted by Aritaurus View Post
That's what I thought. Here in North America, all connectivity is done through BMW assist. We have a $300 BMW Apps package but you have to take the $850 BMW assist + extended BT option to be able to have it.

I've seen bimmerretrofit retrofit a combox to a E60 and it was able to access the Internet but not BMW live. I'm not sure if it's something available to North America.
Internet and BMW Live can be made to work in North America, but you must disable BMW Assist, as the two cannot coexist, and you must change the VIN in the Combox to one with factory options 614 & 615.

I posted this already, but it is buried about 50 pages back, so here again is how I got Internet and BMW Live working on U.S. F10 with Combox:

Not that it ever deters anyone, but you can also read here why I think it aint worth a damn:

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